Alfred's Steakhouse
Alfred's Steakhouse

Alfred's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alfredssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4157817058
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30 - 9:00pm, Cocktails Starting at 5:00pm
    LUNCH: Thursday Only 11:30 until 2:00pm.
    HAPPY HOUR: Every Friday from 4-7PM
    CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS
    available for private parties

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Continental, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Four rooms accommodating from 8 to 100 guests. Available for lunch or dinner, Tuesdays Through Saturdays
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Petri 4157817058

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kearny
  • Public Transit: #15 bus #41 bus
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Alfred's offers 3 hours of free validated parking at the Hilton Financial Hotel - self parking only, entrance on Washington street.
A word from Alfred's Steakhouse
San Francisco's oldest steakhouse, specializing in corn-fed, dry-aged beef cooked over Mexican mesquite charcoal. Over 85 years of serving locals and visitors alike, with an extensive whiskey wall, monumental martinis, in an elegant atmosphere of red leather and crystal chandeliers.
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Alfred's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)romantic (45)good for groups (29)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • San Francisco Classic
    InExileVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Alfred's has been a San Francisco staple since the 1920s. While Caesar salads are no longer prepared table-side the food is still very good, the surroundings old-school and the service attentive without being intrusive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We come to this restaurant about three times a year. Very good steaks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • First class service
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was a great experience to dinner at alfreds steakhouse. The service was outstanding friendly. We just had a great time. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Francisco Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Alfred's has a long history in San Francisco, as does the building where it currently resides. Marco & Mark helped my parents journey into their past as they celebrated their 44th Anniversary back in their hometown. Great food, excellent service and great historical perspective made our celebration special and memorable. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding T-bone steak
    Smadsen
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Found the place after search for steakhouse in San Francisco, but it was not easy to find in the city, since it is located in a small street, but we felt very lucky after our dinner, that we took the time to search for it. The greeting from the host was heartly and we felt welcome (3 adults), and had a good small talk with the host. The staff was friendly as well, and the menu was very easy to read, not to many dishes, so it did not take us long, to find what we wanted. Very nice winelist as well. Price is very fair, and the food was outstanding, we had T-bone and filet mignon, so all in all a fantastic experience, and we will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    CourtSFVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I read all the reviews before booking. So I knew we would either have a great meal or a bad one. Our French server was charming and we loved the ambiance. We ordered cocktails to start, they were huge and my husbands Manhattan was practically just alcohol and not that enjoyable to him. My dirty grey goose martini was far from dirty and just had a sweet taste to it. We knew then it wasn't going to end well. I started with heirloom tomatoes and hubs had the French onion soup, both were good. They were out of the steak he wanted so he had to get the larger size one. The worst part was they over cooked his steak and it was not seasoned at all. We've never been to a steak house where the steaks weren't seasoned. The mashed potatos were good.
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  • San Francisco Classic
    SFNative
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Right up there with the House of Prime Rib for special night out with friends family or friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst steak in SF.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My son and I had the porterhouse and filet. Both came burnt - was told that it was mesquite flavoring. It was burnt. No apologies, nothing. Worst steak in SF.
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  • A wonderful dining experience
    luv2cook
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    From the gracious greeting from Marco, the owner, to the excellent food and service from the staff, I could not have had a more pleasurable experience or meal. The steak was cooked to perfection and I don't think I have ever had better creamed spinach. The coffee is rich and flavorful without being bitter and the raspberry sorbet was the perfect ending to the meal. It was light but full of the taste of raspberries and so creamy. Alfred's truly lives up to the old style San Francisco fine dining experience, yet there were enough young business-types to know that the establishment has crossed generations. The wine menu is extensive with many excellent choices available
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greart Find
    JNWdinning
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We needed a place with good service, quiet, where we could have a good dinner and llengthy buiness conversation. It was excellent. The bar was nice, our table came quickly, the waiters were helpful, timely, gave us the space we needed , food -- steaks were excellent. ZIt was so good we came back the next night qwith different business clients. While we love Kokkari's it is so noisy you cannot actualy have a conversation.. so this was perfect.. will be back. Corkage was a little expensive $20/ bottle, but hen we brought some awesome wines... well worth it. Only negative was no valet parking, although parking is available acroerss the street at the underground Hilton garage, and they validate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    Rosiepop
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ambience at Alred's is retro San Francisco, deep red walls , big chandeliers, booths and tables. In it's dimly lit dining area you can imagine back in the day, people pulling out huge after dinner cigars with their martini's in hand. Great place! I love it! Their steaks are the best I have every had. We had the 49 er dinner special that included soup or salad ,any side dish off the menu and choice of any steak and dessert. Really outstanding deal for the quality . I choose a Ribeye while others chose Filet Mignon, all cooked to perfection. As a side we all chose Ravioli which was excellent. Alfred's has the most attentive wait staff I have ever experienced. Top notch place with service!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse
    scapa
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Fantastic food and outstanding service. Thanks a lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PerryStalsis
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Traditional restaurant and food, dark red interior, soft lighting, large steaks, large quantities of french fries, service good, located in an alley beside the Hilton, overall a pleasant evening
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  • Best traditional SF steakhouse
    mascap
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Why travel to NYC, LV, LA, etc for a great steakhouse! Stay home and eat at the very best steakhouse for the money in a traditional, downtown San Francisco steakhouse. The service is excellent and the prices are extremely fair for what you order. This restaurant is our go-to occasion restaurant in the City. We had one issue with one of our orders, and management took care of it immediately. All that I can say is that old time San Franciscans know about this restaurant. Newbies need to acquaint themselves with this absolutely wonderful restaurant. Don't say you were not forewarned! Old timers need to let out this secret.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Retro Feel
    JRMJRM
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wonderful steak house with hearty food and quiet retro ambience.
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  • This place never fails to impress.
    MarinFan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I took a friend new to San Francisco to the Thursday lunch scene and had a fabulous time. Not only is the owner Marco the best host in SF, he comes with a lifetime of knowledge in the restaurant industry. Young enough to be in the hip scene and experienced enough to know that tradition works. The menu items are the deal of the century. The steak salad is to die for plus the seasonal veggies are the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1184 reviews are from the Alfred's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Great Experience
    Leti72
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I had our anniversary dinner and it was fantastic! The staff was very friendly, food and drinks came out in a timely manner and the meat was tasty. Walking in to the restaurant felt like being in old San Francisco, which as a San Francico Native, made it feel like home. I can't wait to go back and enjoy another amazing meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forever the best steak in The City
    NobHillery
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We took a large party on our wedding weekend to Alfred's. From the start they were the best, following up with the reservation and a nice table The bartender Windsor is always superb, the drinks strong and well priced. He knows his stuff. Our server Tito was efficient and gracious, handling our large group with aplomb. The wine list is deep in every price category. Alfred's is everything a steakhouse should be - well-appointed, old-fashioned elegance - dark wood, red booths, crystal chandeliers. Steaks are far more reasonable than the big named steak houses, better aged, better prepared. WARNING: IF YOU EAT AT ALFRED'S YOU WON'T WANT TO VISIT A CHAIN STEAKHOUSE AGAIN, EVER. Alfred's - always an honest, great SF favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    A real steak house from the red walls giant Martinis and succulent steaks
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    Maggie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Been frequenting Alfred's for 14 years! Has been consistent. This past year things have changed. Unfortunately for the worst. The servers seem stressed out. It was a stressful dinner, I actually asked for my dessert to go. I could no longer sit through the experience. I let the manager know that our waiter had been very rude, he excused him and said I'm sure that's not what he meant. That was it, really? Aside from that, my steak has been hit or miss with every visit this year. They used to have the best calamari. The serving has become smaller and they are actually quite rubbery now. With every visit since last year, the whole experience has gotten worse. It seems like when the bald guy was around things seemed better. We're moving on.
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  • Dined at Alfred's
    Bluefox
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a nice time at Alfred's celebrating my parents birthdays. The food was ok. Salads were a little disappointing as we're the mashed potatoes. The sauces which cost extra were a bit watered down. Also we ordered manhattans which were watery. Was just ok. The booth was roomy and good for our group as we could hear one another.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible service w/ just ok food
    kcplum
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is the 3/4th time we've been to Alfred's and it was extremely extremely extremely disappointing! 10 of us went for Father's Day dinner and we were all hugely disappointed with our overall experience. Our waiter was completely and utterly horrible and it was clear he didnt want to be there. Not only was he in a rush the whole time, he spoke to us with huge attitude and never once smiled. When the good came out, meals were placed in front of the wrong person, the majority of the steaks were over cooked and had to be sent back. His reasoning was "there r over 100 steaks placed out there and it's confusing"! Wtf!!! Why would u say that to customers?!?! The salmon was horrendous and the salad tasted like chemicals! Not coming back!
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  • read menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Steaks are excellent however are not seasoned unless requested. I found that I needed salt, however menu states that and I overlooked it. Would have been nice if waiter emphasized it.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic steakhouse well done
    stewart
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Alfred's is a family tradition for special occasions and I took my grand-nephew there for his high school graduation. They are still a good steakhouse despite some cost-cutting over the years (regular sourdough rather than hot bread, pats of butter rather than sticks, somewhat smaller appetizer portions). Steaks were cooked correctly, creamed spinach was made from fresh, and my nephew loved his add-on lobster (a relative bargain when added to a steak). We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Food, Ambiance
    DinesWithFriends
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    i've been coming here for several years now. it's not a trendy place, so if that's what you need to make your evening, go elsewhere. if you want great food and even better service in an atmosphere where you can have a conversation without shouting, come to Alfred's. fun bar with a great whiskey selection too. i'm a martini guy myself, and they do a GREAT job on that front.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb place!
    Krajl
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent serving staff. They are polite, friendly and anticipate one's needs. Particularly was impressed with the French man whoe served us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Night at Alfred's
    KaHealy
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Outstanding across the board. Attentive service, tremendous food, great old-school atmosphere. A place I've been going to for over 30 years, and it's as good as ever. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SERVICE
    GREAT
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The service was amazing, and the food was very good too. We celebrated my son college graduation there and they made us feel very special, we also had my 8 year grandson with us and they were very good to him too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value though not inexpensive
    Gator1999
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great steaks in particular, excellent wine list, though the beer list was lacking. Excellent bar area, felt more upscale that what we paid....not cheap but well worth $125 for a dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old San Francisco experience
    BethVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food from the old san francico experience, incredible customer service and excellent quality food!9
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buckaroo Time!
    NicksterVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Alfred's Steak House is a San Francisco Classic and I have been going to their Buckaroo Lunch for about 30 years. Join the Buckaroo club and get a free drink. Thursday Lunch only. I had the Gaucho tips for the first time last Thursday and they were yummy.
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Second Time Here
    carltonb
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good food, pleasant staff, great service. As visitors to SF this feels like a little piece of home to us, when we come.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Another great lunch
    Robert
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I am a "regular" of the Buckaroo Luncheon Club and bring clients to lunch on Thursdays frequently. Each client raves about the gracious greeting at the front desk, the attentive service and the great food and leaves with a Buckaroo badge for him or herself. Marco and Claire make the dining experience first rate and really do create the atmosphere of a private club, even though the badge thing is just a clever loyalty program. My clients invariably come back on their own and bring their friends. My favorite dish is a rare cooked ribeye steak paired with creamed spinach and a glass of house cab (compliments of the house with your badge). a word of caution--tips are automatically added to the tab.
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    great for lunch
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  • Very Disappointed
    Yachtsmen
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was Very Very Disappointed with my Ribeye steak. The steak was very tough and had no flavor. Sheldon Scott
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  • Another Outstanding Dinner!
    ItalianRagazzaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Alfred's Steakhouse is absolutely the BEST RESTAURANT!! They open at 5:00 for cocktails and we all met in the bar and enjoyed one of their many famous cocktails (I had a Manhattan and my sister ordered the Lemon Drop). We were seated promptly at 5:30 and enjoyed another outstanding meal! I asked the restaurant a day in advance if it would be possible to order the Italian Fried Ice Cream for dessert, and they gladly complied with our requests! Truly a San Francisco Gem!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Classic steakhouse, great cocktails
    JimEVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Whether for a cocktail after work or for a special-occasion dinner, Alfred's is always special. The service is friendly and impeccable. The food is great. The cocktails are delicious...and big.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • alfreds
    jbrown
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Alfreds had very good service, but I found the lighting to be a bit too dim. I felt as if I was eating in the dark. The butter was cold and would not spread on the bread. I had to ask for the waiter to heat up the butter.
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    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This is classic San Francisco dining. The food is top quality ingredients, simply prepared and delicious. The noise level is such that you can hear the people you are with without straining. Booths, carpets, tablecloths all contribute to an intimate dining experience. The wait staff is friendly and warm and professional: I felt welcome without feeling I should invite them to join my party. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Near perfection
    Robert
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I took a group of out-of-towners to the Buckaroo Luncheon Club. They were made to feel welcome, enjoyed their meals and were honored to receive their badges as we left. It really was a great way to introduce guests to the "Old San Francisco Experience." Marco and Claire start things off right with their friendly greetings upon arrival and end with their unfailingly warm farewells upon departure. The food is great steak, the wait staff is attentive and friendly, and the house reds are worthy of the establishment. A really good experience.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We met our cousin there for dinner along with my sister and brother in law. We had a fantastic dinner and wonderful sundaes, to celebrate our get together.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.